Minister to Youth
(A Professional Lay Ministry Opportunity)
Has God called you to ministry with middle and high school youth? Would you enjoy guiding and inspiring a large congregation as we seek to live into our baptismal vow to “support these persons in their life in Christ?” Would you like to live in the city that Business Insider magazine recently rated the No. 1 place to start a career?
Church of the Holy Communion seeks to appoint a minister to youth who will have oversight for our middle and high school formation offerings, youth group and Wednesday evening programming. This oversight will include the recruitment, training and management of a large team of lay volunteers. The successful candidate will work closely with our minister to children under the supervision of the senior associate rector. Together, they will ensure a comprehensive program for the formation of Christian disciples of all ages.
The minister to youth will enter the life of the church at an exciting time as we break ground for a large building renovation that includes a new youth suite. We seek a creative leader who will look for new opportunities for growth during construction and as the program moves into its new ministry space.
Church of the Holy Communion, a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, shares the experience of daily life with St. Mary’s Episcopal School. The minister to youth may be engaged in our shared ministry with the diocese and the school.
This is a full-time position. Presence on Sunday mornings and evenings and Wednesday evenings is required. Benefits are provided according to church policy. The successful candidate will be a highly relational person, with a demonstrated ability to work well with children, parents and volunteers. He or she will hold a college degree and have experience in a related field. This person will approach the entirety of his or her work with grace, good humor and unwavering commitment to achieve excellence in all things while also maintaining good physical, spiritual and mental wellness.
Nominations, applications and questions may be directed to Blair Evans. A complete application packet will include a cover letter, resume and three references. Appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, fingerprinting as required by the state of Tennessee and recurring training in the prevention of child sexual abuse as required by the Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Blair Evans